New Benson Aluminum Drop Deck Trailers

The ultimate in performance, the Benson aluminum platform provides exceptional fuel economy, corrosion resistance, and increased capacity. This trailer offers greater load and operating flexibility, lower maintenance, and longer trailer life.
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Available Configurations

AXLES

Tandem

Tridem

Quad

Superior Main Beam & Lower Maintenance

The two-piece, welded main beam design eliminates the need for mechanical fasteners by welding on the neutral axis of the main beam where bending stress is minimal. Unlike bolted designs, this main beam doesn’t have fasteners, which eventually loosen and require additional maintenance over its lifetime.

Less Weight, More Freight

Floor crossmembers weld to the main beam, side rail, and floor to form a super stiff structure, eliminating the need for knee braces resulting in a lighter weight trailer and less maintenance.

Greater Flexibility & More Loaded Miles

The Lock-Rite™ multi-position tie down system offers flexibility to either tie down narrow loads to
the center of the trailer or to the outside siderails. This patent-pending design also allows the use of either straps or chain ties to secure loads.

Better Highway Visibility for Safety

The enhanced visibility lighting system offers three stop/tail/turn lights and five dual-function side marker lights. The side marker lights also function as turn signals for improved motorist visibility. In addition, the one-piece, tubular bumper includes an extruded grip surface.

General

  • Length: 28’- 53’
  • Width: 96” and 102”
  • Upper Deck: 10’ or 11’

Beam Rating

524: 52,000 in 4’ / 55,000 lb in 10’ / 105,000 lb evenly distributed

48’ Base Weight

524: 9,203 lb/4,174 kg

Main Beam Design

  • Welded, 2-piece, 6061 T6 extruded aluminum “T” cross sections
  • Beams welded along neutral axis
  • Floor sections welded to top flange of main beam
  • Top tee extrusion with integral Lock-Rite™ groove
  • Main beam camber cut in lower aluminum “T” section

Front End Design

  • High tensile steel neck for increased strength
  • Bright finish, fabricated aluminum front crossmember
  • Center mount glad hands and 7-way on removable access panel
  • 5/16” steel coupler plate welded to neck
  • Heavy-duty cross and aft bracing

Rear End Design

  • Closed section extruded rear light box
  • Three rear stake pockets with extruded pocket protector
  • Tubular bumper uprights with flanges for mounting accessories
  • Extruded grip surface on top of bumper tube
  • Rubber dock bumpers mounted vertically with three bolts
  • Bumper assemblies are United States Department of Transportation
    (DOT) and Transport Canada compliant

Siderail Design

  • Extruded box section side rail with integral Lock-Rite groove
  • Radius edges to prevent strap damage
  • “LL” sliding winch track roadside, bolt-on design
  •  Tumbled aluminum stake pockets on 24” centers
  • Large diameter double pipe spools
  • Extruded aluminum rub rail with recessed groove

Crossmember Design and Floor System

  • 4-7/8” aluminum C-channel crossmembers on 16” centers
  • 1-1/4” hollow core box design, extruded aluminum with four apitong nailers, two singles outside, double in the center
  • Crossmembers welded vertically to siderail and main beam; horizontally to floor

Undercarriage

  •  Lightweight, formed suspension crossmembers at suspension
    hangers and air springs
  • Bolt-on, lower steel C-channel and strut bracing
  • Air suspension with manufacturer’s 5-year warranty, rated at
    23,000 lb per axle
  • 121” tandem widespread axle setting, large bearings, parallel
    “P” spindle wheel ends and axle alignment

Electrical Wiring / Lights

  • Air and electrical accessible through removable front plate
  • Below deck air and wire routing
  • Enhanced visibility lighting system with recessed oval lights
  • LED lights, five side marker lights per side, dual function lights
    correspond with turn signals
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS)

Options

  •  Additional air and electric configurations
  •  Additional aluminum components
  • Alternate crossmember spacing
  • Corrosion prevention packages
  • Customized bumper filler plates
  • Disc brakes
  • Factory installed bulkheads
  • Specialized floor packages
  • Multiple accessories, freight securement and storage options
  • Multiple axle configurations, sliding suspensions and lift axles
  • Premium rear features

Trailer Financing in Four Steps

  • Application Process
  • Quick Approval
  • Sign Documents
  • Funding

Types of Financing

Our Team will help you determine which type of financing is best for your situation.
We will discuss the pro and cons for each solution so we can make an informed decision.

CAPITAL LEASE: A capital lease is an operating expense, which reduces taxes. It allows you to use the equipment over a set term. At the end of the term, you own the asset for a nominal fee. You may resell it at that point and you can also upgrade equipment at any time during the term.

CONDITIONAL SALES CONTRACT: A Loan helps you finance the total cost of the equipment. You own the equipment and your payments cover interest on the loan and reduce the loans principle. You claim tax deductions for the interest paid and on the annual amortization of the equipment.

OPERATING LEASES: An operating lease is a rental agreement giving you the right to use the equipment without ownership. This is an off balance structure and several options can be offered once you reach end of term.

CUSTOM SOLUTIONS: Once we understand your situation, we can develop a custom solution tailored to your needs.

A LOWER COST UPFRONT COULD COST YOU THOUSANDS OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS.

So, you’re shopping for a trailer and you found one that costs $300 dollars less. Sounds like a good deal, right? Not so fast: that decision could cost you $10,000 dollars over the lifecycle of your trailer. In fact, it’s highly likely that within the first year of ownership, you will spend 2 to 3 times more than what you saved on the initial cost of the trailer.

Why? Choosing a lower quality trailer means you’ll be spending more on maintenance and repairs when things go wrong. It also means less time on the road – eating into your profits. Click to see how Wabash trailers are designed to keep you on the road and save you money in the long run.

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